In North America a mulatto, a quadroon, even an octoroon who is only one-eighth black, counts as a negro.
It was a mulatto, from Martinique, who was Mr. Osgood's steward; and I helped him in.
Ranaway, the mulatto wench Mary—has a cut on the left arm, a scar on the shoulder, and two upper teeth missing.
They were all blacks, except the captain, who was a mulatto.
Jose Ibarra, a mulatto, had killed seventeen people before he was hanged at the age of seventeen.
Steve the mulatto was stretched upon the floor in a deep sleep.
He, therefore, told him of his late interview with Miss Faulkner, and her probable withdrawal in favor of a mulatto neighbor.
The voice of the mulatto is at once sweet, vibrant and melancholy.
Upon the careers of these black persons he has supported his theories as to the superiority of the mulatto.
The mulatto coachman, with a third horse, was at the door, ready to accompany us.
1590s, "offspring of a European and a black African," from Spanish or Portuguese mulato "of mixed breed," literally "young mule," from mulo "mule," from Latin mulus (fem. mula) "mule" (see mule (n.1)); possibly in reference to hybrid origin of mules. As an adjective from 1670s. Fem. mulatta is attested from 1620s; mulattress from 1805.
American culture, even in its most rigidly segregated precincts, is patently and irrevocably composite. It is, regardless of all the hysterical protestations of those who would have it otherwise, incontestibly mulatto. Indeed, for all their traditional antagonisms and obvious differences, the so-called black and so-called white people of the United States resemble nobody else in the world so much as they resemble each other. [Albert Murray, "The Omni-Americans: Black Experience & American Culture," 1970]